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By Julie Guthman

In an period of escalating nutrients politics, many think natural farming to be the agrarian resolution. during this first accomplished examine of natural farming in California, Julie Guthman casts doubt at the present knowledge approximately natural meals and agriculture, a minimum of because it has developed within the Golden nation. Refuting renowned portrayals of natural agriculture as a small-scale kinfolk farm exercise towards "industrial" agriculture, Guthman explains how natural farming has replicated what it got down to oppose.

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Yet, these die-hard consumers of organics did not alone make up the expanding market for organic foods. After all, many in this group were shopping at health-food stores and cooperatives in the 1970s. A much larger group of consumers began to buy organic foods in the late 1980s, triggered, in part, by the Aldicarb and Alar scares but also influenced by broader trends. Young urban professionals—the so-called yuppies— learned of organic food at high-end restaurants and brought home many of the tastes they acquired.

One might ask how agribusiness involvement in organics affects even those who strive to do things differently. In 1997, the baseline year for the statistical portion of this study, there were 1,533 organic growers registered with the state of California, 374 (32 percent) more than the first official count in 1992 (Klonsky et al. 2001; Klonsky and Tourte 1995). 20 Fruit, nut, and vegetable crops accounted for 92 percent of total organic sales and 74 percent of organic acreage (Klonsky et al. 2001).

Leslie Duram, “A Pragmatic Study of Conventional and Alternative Farmers in Colorado” A generation of growers entered into organic production because of deeply held political, environmental, philosophical, and/or spiritual values. Many came out of the counterculture or were influenced by environmental ideas in their college years and decided to try their luck at farming. , Wes Jackson and Robert Rodale, respectively) and deliberately made the effort to put these written ideas into practice. ” Whether they “always have been and always will be” organic growers or whether they converted to organic farming out of clear conviction, these early entrants set the tone for organic farming by developing a set of idioms around organic food provision that were initially impenetrable by mainstream America, perhaps by design.

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